Spirit of Manatee

2021 Spirit of Manatee Awards
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Special thanks to premier sponsor
Milestone Financial Group at Morgan Stanley 

 On March 24, 2021 Manatee Community Foundation shared an inspiring hour honoring five special givers who have impacted causes in Manatee County and celebrating the work of nonprofits during the pandemic.  You can always celebrate the spirit of giving that makes this county such an amazing place to live, work and play by making a difference in the ways most important to you.

2021 Spirit of Manatee Winners

Lifetime Spirit Award
John Weichel
Nominated by State College of Florida Foundation

Leadership Spirit Award
Henry Blyden
Nominated by Sarasota-Bradenton Kappa Alpha Psi, Manasota Black Chamber of Commerce, United Community Centers

Community Spirit Award
BMO Harris Bank
Nominated by Realize Bradenton

Young Spirit Award
Emma Bittar
Nominated by Healthy Teens Coalition of Manatee County

Charles Clapsaddle Community Spotlight Award
Barbara Brownell
Nominated by Parenting Matters